Saturday, January 3, 2015

More Primary Bee blocks

I admit it publicly. I was a bad Bee momma in November. We didn't get the blocks done on time for November. The Castles on the Horizon quilt deadline for the Moda Bake Shop was first and foremost in my studio during that time and then once December hit, it was all out shopping, decorating and other prep for the holidays plus the added fun of having both kiddos birthdays to celebrate. Now I know that if I do have a late November or December deadline to meet, that I'll need to complete it super early.  Lesson learned!
Now that life is getting back to normal, the kids and I had the chance to get these blocks done.  This time it was for Tiny who's mom Chiska blogs over at Muddy Spring. Tiny requested a Friendship Star block in Light Blue (to represent the sky) and Yellow (to represent the Sun).

When I asked the kiddos who wanted to sew first they both said "Me" so we used our usual "Pick a Number" game and although Jammer won the game, he decided to let his sister go first.  Here she is concentrating on keeping the pieces lined up on the 1/4 inch foot straight. At least now she has learned to not have a death grip on the fabric.
Each sewing session she gets better and better at doing this herself.
Her favorite part....pushing the buttons to raise the presser foot and then then needed and then cutting the pieces apart.
After some pinning, some more sewing and some ironing by Mom, here is the result.
Jammer was up next and he was really concentrating hard as the fabric passed under the needle.  He had a couple of seams that were either way too fat or too skinny that we had to rip out and do over but little by little he is getting the "accurate seam" thing and seeing what happens when you do and don't get them just right.
Block finished.  Yes he did get frustrated a bit when he had to resew the couple of seams but once he saw the result he was proud of how the points came together better.
They still have to make the blocks for each other so we are going to try and work on some of those this weekend.  Sunshine has all of her other blocks and then we can plan the layout.  Jammer is still waiting for 4 more to come in from his bee mates but hopefully they will arrive soon and then he too can plan how the final layout will be.

13 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. Yeah Sunshine and Jammer! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Oh My! Your kiddos did an outstanding job! Congratulations Sunshine and Jammer, you ROCKED those blocks!!

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  3. They all learned so much! Those blocks look great =)

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  4. Well Done Sunshine and Jammer. Those blocks look great and your seams match so wonderfully.

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  5. With smiles like those two are wearing, those Friendship Stars are definitely full of "sunshine". Good job kiddos.

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  6. They are both doing wonderfully. Love the smiles of accomplishment, a valuable lesson to learn...hard work and attention to detail... I'm 66+ and still need to learn that. Nice blocks.
    Hugs

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  7. They do look so pleased with their lovely work.

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  8. Your kids impress me soooo much! How very special to making these precious memories.

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  9. Aweskme job! I cant wait to see all these finished quilts.

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  10. Good.....no....GREAT job you two!!!!!! I can't wait to see the lay-outs!!!!! Happy New Year!!!!!!!

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  11. What sweet faces on those kids and it definitely shows their obvious joy in sewing. Wonderful!

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  12. Those are some proud smiles!!!!

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  13. I know I already sent an e-mail, but I just had to tell you again how pleased Tiny was with her blocks. Great job guys!

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